Tutorials written by Nemesis
For this tutorial you will need:
There are many many ways to do this animation and this is my way...
To make it look more special spend some time in making the first box really neat ;o)
Open up an image 400*250 with a transparent background,
size depending on how much text you want to add.
go to preset shapes tool line width 1 and only tick antialias
draw a square the size you want it, I made mine 31*31.
Make sure you got a colour on both styles making the outline black helps a lot later.
Go to effects / 3d effects / inner bevel and add inner bevel with these settings...
Now the box we're gonna use is done.
duplicate it so you got as many boxes as you have letters in you word.
place the boxes next to each other make sure they are all at the same height.
then go to layers/merge/merge visible.
Now add the letters one to each box, only add one letter at the time.
Select the text tool and use the following settings...
When doing this the letters will show up as floating ie they will have marching
ants around them. This is where you change to the mover tool and move the letter
where u want it. Do not defloat it untill you are happy with the placement!
Now this is what i got when done with all letters...
Now once again duplicate the layers till you got as many layers as you got letters.
to make sure you have enough layers why not take the time to rename them.
Now we are off for the tricky part.
Highlight (click it once on the layer palette) the bottom layer ie N on my layer palette.
select the selection tool. This is sooo much easier to do if you zoom in.
And now try to select the box that says N.
Mark it like so ...
Then click the n box once and it will look like this...
Now still using the selection tool grab ie click the N and don't let go of the button until
you moved it to where you want it depending on how high you want it to jump.
Like so ...
Now highlight the next layer.
Ie E on my layer palette and do the same thing again only this time with the E.
When done with this you should have an image looking something like this...
Use the crop tool to crop the image to a more suitable size.
now go to save and save the image as .psp
Open animation shop and open your .psp pic go to edit/ select all.
This will select all your frames. Now go to animation/ frame properties
A box will pop up, set the display time to 20 or a higher number
if you want it to jump slower and a lower if you want it faster.
Save as .gif and you are done :oD
Hope you had fun.
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